Taking your prescriptions abroad

Taking your prescriptions abroad

Studying abroad is not a miracle cure! If you are on any medication prior to going abroad, the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad and our campus partners can assist you to ensure that you can travel with these medications, or have them available on-site. Please be aware that not all medications are allowed or may require special documentation for other countries, even if they are prescriptions. Preparation and prevention is key! Here are some ways to be prepared:

  • Make a travel consultation appointment with Redfern as soon as possible
  • Please meet with your doctor as soon as possible (even when you are just considering a study abroad program) to discuss taking your medications abroad
  • Review this list to determine if your prescription can be brought into the country you are studying in
  • Be in contact with your study abroad advisor and CISI Insurance to arrange for your medication to be accessed abroad if you cannot travel with it

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